ZX Security

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

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From: Alex Harris

Dear National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited,

I would like to request the following information under the OIA:

* whether your agency has ever employed ZX Security Ltd, to provide training in social media or open source intelligence. For the avoidance of doubt, I am not interested in any work done by them on network security or penetration testing.
* If so, all information relating to, or provided by, ZX Security Ltd in relation to the above.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the fyi.org.nz website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Caroline Anderson
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

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Dear Alex,


Please see the attached letter acknowledging and responding to your


Kind regards,



Dr Caroline Anderson
Legal Counsel
T +64-9-375-2059   M +64-27-265-4404
[1][IMG] National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)
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To ensure compliance with legal requirements and to maintain cyber
security standards, NIWA's IT systems are subject to ongoing monitoring,
activity logging and auditing. This monitoring and auditing service may be
provided by third parties. Such third parties can access information
transmitted to, processed by and stored on NIWA's IT systems.

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Alex Harris left an annotation ()

Technically this is a refusal because the information does not exist. But that's a highly informative refusal, and exactly the sort of thing I am hoping to learn.

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